Academic Services Committee

Minutes

February 17, 2004

 

Members Present: Carol Colatrella (LCC), Timothy Daniels (Library), Jeffrey Donnell (ME), Lynn Fountain (GTRI), Joseph Hoey (OARS), Tom Horton (GTRI), Maureen Kilroy (GS&R), Jim Sowell (PHYS).

 

Members Absent: Don Kang (ISyE), Jane Weyant (CoE).

 

Visitor:††Jo McIver, Georgia Tech Registrar

 

1.        Lynn Fountain called the meeting to order at 1:07 p.m. on February 17, 2004.

 

2.        Jo McIver described the consultation process by which Georgia Techís classes are scheduled.The points are these:

         The registrarís office imposes only a few simple parameters on scheduling, including the requirements a) that MWF classes be scheduled at one-hour intervals beginning at 8:00 a.m., b) that TTH classes meet at 90 minute intervals beginning at 8:00 a.m., and c) that the TTH free hour be observed at 11:00 a.m.

         Block schedules are used for Freshman and Sophomore courses in order to help students to fit required courses into their daily schedules.Incoming Freshmen are pre-registered in blocks and given the opportunity to make adjustments during FASET.

         Scheduling challenges are presented by the roughly 30% of Freshmen who come to Georgia Tech with credit obtained elsewhere, as these students must seek course sections outside of the block system.

         Block scheduling does not appear to conflict with room preassignments.

         The Registrarís office schedules courses in consultation with the individual departments, who notify the Registrarís office of proposed class offerings, anticipated enrollments, and the like.

         Individual departments get preferential treatment regarding room assignments in their buildings.

         When scheduling conflicts arise, the Registrarís office consults with the administrators of the impacted departments in order to develop a solution.

 

3.        The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Jeffrey Donnell, Secretary